Posts from June 2014

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Following the Footsteps of Paul: Pompeii

by Rev. Craig Tanksley

We are here. Never thought I would see Pompeii, yet as it turns out this is a very significant sight. Yesterday we made it to the museum in Naples where they have housed many of the treasures that were collected from Pompeii. We heard that a Bourbon King, Charles VII, when the city was discovered in the 19th century, said, “Bring me all the best stuff.” Those treasures found their way to the National Archeological Museum in Naples…

Following the Footsteps of Paul: The Catacombs

by Rev. Craig Tanksley

When I was a small child, there was a grave yard near my home that I would walk through on occasion. I did not fully understand what it was about but I somehow felt that it was a special place and had an air of sanctity about it. The most sanctified place in Rome is in the catacombs…

Seniors Update – June 27, 2014

by Senior's Ministry

View the latest information on upcoming activities. Seniors also meet every other Wednesday beginning Jan. 8, 2014, in the Family Room for games or the Library for conversation from 1-2:30pm and tea and refreshments following until 3:30pm.

Following the Footsteps of Paul: Rome

by Rev. Craig Tanksley

I remember the first time I stepped on a Roman road, in Jerusalem. I was in awe at the thought that a road could still be in place after 2000 years. Imagine what one of our Canadian roads would look like after 2000 years. The Romans built things to last. All over Rome there are monuments in stone testifying to the people who built this empire. In fact, we were able to walk on the same streets where the Apostles Peter and Paul would have probably walked before us…

Following the Footsteps of Paul: The Colosseum of Rome

by Rev. Craig Tanksley

In my opinion the most impressive ancient monument in Rome has to be the Colosseum. It was built by Emperor Vespasian, using the booty his son General Titus took from the sack of Judea in 70AD. This was the very thing Jesus warned his disciples was going to happen in Matthew 24…

Following the Footsteps of Paul: Rome

by Rev. Craig Tanksley

Rome is the center of the Roman Catholic Church and it’s capital is the Vatican. The largest cathedral in Rome is St. Peter’s. We are following the footsteps of Paul, but Peter was in Rome as well. Even though the Bible never mentions that Peter went to Rome, there is considerable evidence among the church Fathers…

Following the Footsteps of Paul: Rome

by Rev. Craig Tanksley

From Florence we journeyed by train to Rome. Many years ago I spent one night in Rome and promised myself that someday, God willing, I would come back and give it more time.

This city has spanned over 2700 years and for a thousand years it ruled a vast empire. Rome began as a small Latin village in 753BCE. Over time it became the dominant city in the region…

Following the Footsteps of Paul: Subject of Relics

by Rev. Craig Tanksley

In my last blog I talked about magic. I want to reflect for a moment upon the subject of relics. A relic is a bit of bone or cloth or any other substance that belonged to a saint. These materials, many have believed, hold within their essence some of the holiness of that saint and could…